Highways & Transportation Committee

Committee Membership 2019 – 2020

Chairman – Jim Aveyard

Deputy Chairman –

Janet Harrison

Bev Kelly

Susan McGarroch

Oliver Newton

Adam Rhodes

Julian Rodley

The main duties of the Highways and Transportation Committee are to: consider all road traffic matters affecting the town; consider matters relating to litter, street lighting, refuse collection, street cleansing and war memorials; consider public transport matters; represent to/liaise with District Council/operators and agencies as appropriate; and respond to consultation relating to all such matters.

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HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING 

TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 13TH NOVEMBER 2019 AT 7.00 PM

TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE, MORLEY TOWN HALL

AGENDA

1.         To Record Attendance

2.         To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

3.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

4.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 9/10/19

5.         To receive verbal update on establishing a Morley Country Way (Mungo Way)

6.         To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

7.         To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’ (Instaplanta)

8.         To further discuss ‘Halo’ Crossings in Morley

9.         To further discuss ‘Clean Air Zones’ in Morley

10.       To discuss results of speed surveys carried out on Middleton Road and Wide Lane (agreed under item 14 of meeting held on 11/9/19)

11.       To receive and approve procedure for dealing with Horticultural/Environmental work

12.       To discuss and agree arrangements for Gritting/Snow Plough Provision – Winter 2019/20

13.       To consider Budgets information, as follows:-

(i)         Review of current financial year’s Budget – 2019/20

(ii)        To discuss and agree proposed Budget submission for 2020/21 (for referral to Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee)

(a)      See report dated 19/9/19 sent to Finance, GP & Strategic Committee

14.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 1/11/19 from Helping Hands for £310.00 (no VAT) re. ongoing maintenance of flower beds at Albion Street car park, outside St Mary’s church and Morley Library 1/9-31/10/19

(ii)        Invoice dated 31/8/19 from Instaplanta for £690.76 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/8/19 to 31/8/19

(iii)       Invoice dated 30/9/19 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/9/19 to 30/9/19

(iv)       Invoice dated 31/10/19 from Instaplanta for £690.76 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/10/19 to 31/10/19

15.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

(i)         Email 18/10/19 and attachments from Dept for Transport re. ‘Stopping Up of Highway at Churwell New Village, New Village Way, Churwell LS27 7GD’

16.       Date and time of next meeting

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER 2019

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, O Newton, B Kelly, J Rodley,

R Finnigan and S McGarroch.  K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended.

2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Councillor A Rhodes.  The reason given for absence was

noted and approved.

3.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

There were no declarations of interest.

4.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 11/9/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 11/9/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.    To receive verbal update on establishing a Morley Country Way (Mungo Way)

A minor diversion behind Capitol Park was suggested.  The Town Clerk was asked not to place the order for printing with Robrook Press Ltd, until the booklet design has been agreed.  It was reported that B Buckenham is trying to obtain funding to assist with putting appropriate signs in and Cllr J Harrison will meet with Bob to discuss further.  Cllr J Harrison undertook to send out to members alternative design(s) for the front of the leaflet.

6.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

Following a discussion, Cllr J Harrison will continue retrieving the data.

7.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’ (Instaplanta)

A verbal report was given on the current work being carried out by Instaplanta.

P Robinson had confirmed that they can store the small planters through Winter.  As an alternative it was suggested that geraniums be replaced with primulas which will save taking in the pots.  A suggestion was also made to have a garden designer deal with beds each side of the Mural in B Burton Gardens.

8.    To further discuss ‘Halo’ Crossings in Morley

It was reported that Cllr A Hutchison, as an approved LCC Contractor, had been asked to provide a quotation for the work. Once this quotation had been obtained, further negotiations with LCC can take place.

9.    To discuss ‘Clean Air Zones’ in Morley

It was reported that a meeting had been held with someone who deals with air quality monitoring systems.  These devices hang on lampposts and send data to a server.  This data is then deciphered and sent on to whoever requires it.  A suggestion was made that we look into the possibility of acquiring some equipment.  Prices for this need to be obtained.

10. To discuss results of speed surveys carried out on Middleton Road and Wide Lane (agreed under item 14 of meeting held on 11/9/19)

It was reported that Cllrs Aveyard and Newton will be carrying out the speed surveys immediately after this meeting.

11. To agree payment of invoice as follows:-

(i)        Invoice dated 26/9/19 from Longbow Lawns for £1369.50 (plus VAT) re. Maintenance of rockery at Morley Bottoms.

The above invoice was approved for payment.

12. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

The Town Clerk tabled an email dated 4/10/19 regarding a ‘bee corridor’.  Cllr J Aveyard undertook to speak to J Cole and report back.  The Town Clerk was asked to respond to M Johnson informing him that the idea is being explored.

13. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, 13th November 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 11TH SEPTEMBER 2019

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), O Newton, B Kelly, J Rodley and S McGarroch.

W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Councillor J Harrison.  The reason given for absence was

noted and approved.

3.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

There were no declarations of interest.

4.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 10/7/19 and minutes of Extraordinary meeting held on 24/7/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 10/7/19 and minutes of Extraordinary meeting held on

24/7/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.    To discuss proposal regarding sponsorship and maintenance of area at Bruntcliffe Crossroads

Noel Johnson from Springfield Training gave an overview of the work that his company

wished to give ‘something back’ to Morley and expressed a wish to undertake the landscaping

and maintenance of the patch of land adjacent to the traffic lights at Bruntcliffe crossroads.

This land is owned by LCC, who have raised no objections to this work being carried out. The

proposed landscaping is to tidy up the area, put in raised flower beds to be planted with

foliage which would attract bees and butterflies, two feature arches at either end of the ‘path’.

There is a bench and bushes, which Springfield would also maintain.  Members of the

Committee had no objections to this work being undertaken and the Chairman thanked Mr

Johnson and his company for taking the initiative.

6.    To receive verbal update on establishing a Morley Country Way (Mungo Way) and to consider the following expenditure:

(i)        Quotation dated 22/8/19 from Robrook Design & Print for A5 6-page leaflet (price depending on number) – £130.00 for 200

It was proposed and agreed to accept the quotation for 200 leaflets.

(ii)       Quotation dated 22/8/19 from Robrook Design & Print – 100 for £85.00

It was proposed and agreed to accept the quotation for 100 80mm diameter signs with additional option to drill for an extra £15.00.

(iii)      Draft of leaflet

Following a discussion, it was proposed the leaflet front should be ‘re-hashed’ with a stylised map overprinted with the words ‘Morley Country Way’ in bold instead of the photograph and people.  Following the amendments to the front and the noted corrections, it was agreed to proceed with production of the leaflet

7.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

(i)         Email 29/8/19 from a resident of Scotchman Lane to Andrea Jenkyns MP re. SID on Scotchman Land and request to relocate this device

Following a discussion, it was agreed a request be sent to Outer South Area Committee to formally ‘sign over’ the SID to MTC. Email to be sent to Andrea Jenkyns MP that this SID is not, as yet, the responsibility of MTC and perhaps she would be prepared to lend support for the SID being signed over to MTC. Email response be sent to Mr Carrigill advising him of the situation.

8.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

A verbal report was given on the current work being carried out by Instaplanta.  Members were advised that additional plants had been put in at Beryl Burton gardens, which had subsequently disappeared.

9.    To discuss information contained in annual work schedules prepared by Cllr J Harrison, as follows:-

(i)         Queen Street, Commercial Street and Beryl Burton Gardens

The schedule of work was agreed.

(ii)        Queen Street Rockery (Morley Bottoms)

Members requested that the replacement of the missing stones and cement caps should be carried as soon as possible.  The schedule of work was agreed.

10. To consider request from J Saville, Longbow Lawns, to put down wood chip at embankment, Lower Queen Street – cost £1,620

Following a discussion, this request was proposed and agreed.

11. To further discuss ‘Halo’ Crossings in Morley

This item was deferred to the next meeting.

12. To discuss ‘Clean Air Zones’ in Morley

An email from Newlands Academy was tabled.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and

agreed that Cllr Aveyard will send a response.

13. To further discuss proposals re. Dawson Hill

Following a discussion, it was agreed to continue with previously agreed action and monitor the

situation.

14. To discuss content of email dated 26/8/19 and 28/8/19 from residents of Wide Lane and Middleton Road re. ‘Speed Issues’

Members proposed carrying out a speed survey and it was agreed that Cllrs Aveyard and Newton

carry this out on an evening.  Members requested that the residents be contacted to inform them

of the action to be taken.

15. To discuss 3-year financial plan (as discussed at Finance, GP & Strategic Committee meeting held on 24/7/19)

Further to the ‘Forward Plan’ produced by Cllr Aveyard the following suggestions were put

forward:-

(i)         Enable more lamp-posts to be prepared to accept SID devices.

(ii)        Tree planting.  Cllr Kelly to provide outline plan of possible positions/areas for trees to be planted with costings.

16. To agree payment of invoice as follows:-

(i)        Invoice dated 31/8/19 from ‘Helping Hands’ Handyman Services, for £400.00 re. Maintenance of Flower Beds, Town Centre.

(ii)       Invoice dated 31/7/19 from Instaplanta for £444.00 (plus VAT) re. supply/install compost and plants to 12 planters

(iii)      Invoice dated 31/7/19 from Instaplanta for £740.10 (plus VAT) re. horticultural watering operations to planters from 1/7/19 to 31/7/19

(iv)      Invoice dated 31/7/19 from Instaplanta for £690.76 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/7/19 to 31/7/19

(v)       Invoice dated 31/8/19 from Aquam Water Services Ltd for £88.84 (plus VAT) re. Standpipe Hire from 1/8/19 to 31/8/19

The above invoices were approved for payment.

17. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

18. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, 9th October 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 24TH JULY 2019

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, S McGarroch, L Beever and

J Rodley.   K Oakley – Town Clerk) also attended.

2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received and reasons given for absence were noted from Cllrs O Newton and B Kelly.

3.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

Cllr L Beever declared a ‘pecuniary’ interest in agenda item 6 as this is his invoice submitted for payment.

4.    To discuss and agree Policy regarding payment for ‘Horticulture’ work carried out in town centre

Following a discussion, it was agreed that Cllr J Harrison prepares a plan of ‘horticulture’ work required in the town centre, to include Queen Street/Commercial Street, to be carried out during the spring/summer months.  Members proposed and agreed monthly expenditure of up to £1,000 for ‘horticulture’, providing all work is pre-notified by Contractor(s), to the Town Clerk.  Expenditure for the work carried out by ‘Helping Hands’ was agreed at the rate of £12.50 per hour, 4 hours per week, to be invoiced monthly.

5.    To discuss and agree expenditure for purchase of plants for town centre up to a maximum of £300.00 (to be purchased by Instaplanta and an invoice provided)

The above expenditure was approved.

Having previously declared a ‘prejudicial’ interest in the following agenda item, Cllr L Beever left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote.

6.  To agree payment of invoice(s), as follows:-

(i)   Invoice dated 13/7/19 from Helping Hands Handyman Services for £348.00 (no VAT)

re. Ongoing Maintenance of Flower Beds at Albion Street car park, outside St Mary’s

Church and Morley Library 18/5/19 to 30/6/19

The above item of expenditure was approved.

7.   Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday,

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 10TH JULY 2019

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), O Newton, B Kelly, J Rodley J Harrison and L Beever (late arrival).   Cllr D McKenna and 2 members of the public also attended along with K Oakley – Town Clerk.

2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Councillors A Rhodes and S McGarroch. The reasons given for absence were noted and approved.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
There were no declarations of interest.

4.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 12/6/19

It was reported that P Robinson, Instaplanta, will not now undertake the training course for weed treatment, due to insurance issues.

The minutes of the meeting held on 12/6/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.    To receive verbal update on Morley Country Way (Mungo Way)

Councillor D McKenna provided constructive feedback on his recent completion of stages 1 and 2 of the walk.

Councillor L Beever arrived and Councillor D McKenna left the meeting at this point.

6.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

Two members of the public attended regarding speed and noise issues on King George Avenue.   Ultimately, the residents feel that speed cameras are the only viable solution.  The Chairman concluded that the SID needs time to collect data following which the information can be passed to the police.

7.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

A verbal report was given on the current work being carried out by Instaplanta.

8.    To further discuss boundary signs to include ‘Fairtrade Town’ and to agree associated expenditure

It was agreed that this item should be removed from the agenda.

9.    To further consider proposal to ‘Power Wash’ Queen Street and receive update on Standpipe Hire

(i)            Power Wash of Queen Street – cost yet to be determined.

Due to potential safety issues, it was agreed to defer further consideration of this until next year.

10. To discuss proposal regarding sponsorship and maintenance of the area at Bruntcliffe Crossroads

Some proposals regarding area improvement had been submitted.  Following a discussion, the Town Clerk was asked to contact the company to request more information regarding the proposals.

11. To discuss one quotation received regarding maintenance of the area of embankment at Morley Bottoms

One quotation had been received from Longbow Lawns regarding ongoing work required at this location.  The Chairman read out the details of the quote and after consideration, it was proposed and agreed that the quotation be accepted.

12. To further discuss ‘Halo’ Crossings in Morley

It was reported that some difficulties had been experienced in progressing the matter due to SSE holding a PFI agreement.  A Hutchison has been asked to submit a quotation for the ‘halos’ work required, and a further meeting will have to be arranged to discuss the matter.

13. To discuss Commissioning of Work under ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ relating to Town Centre

An Extraordinary meeting is to be held on 24th July 2019, to further discuss and agree proposals to enable expenditure to be approved prior to work being carried out.

14. To discuss ‘Clean Air Zones’ in Morley

It was reported that lots of work is being done in Leeds regarding this issue.

A meeting is to be held, including Schools Cluster on 24th July.  The Chairman will bring a report to the September meeting.

15. To discuss proposals re. Dawson Hill

It is still unclear whose ownership the land is in.  The best solution would be the installation of CCTV cameras be installed and large signs erected.  The Town Clerk was asked to contact LCC Cleaner Neighbourhoods to ask whether signs could be installed stating “No Tipping – CCTV in Operation”.

16. To agree payment of invoice as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 6/6/19 from Instaplanta for £153.00 (plus VAT) re. Supply and delivery of 102 geraniums

(ii)        Invoice dated 20/6/19 from Instaplanta for £735.00 (plus VAT) re. supply of plants, compost and installation of 49 ornamental planters

(iii)       Invoice dated 31/5/19 from Instaplanta for £962.13 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/5-31/5/19

(iv)       Invoice dated 30/6/19 from Instaplanta for £888.12 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/6-30/6/19

The above invoices were approved for payment.

17. To Note Expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations

adopted 4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

(i)        Invoice dated 5/6/19 from Leeds City Council for £360.00 re. modification of 4 lighting columns (2 on Rein Road and 2 on Westerton Road)

The above item of expenditure made under Town Clerk’s delegated authority, was noted.

18. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

(i)        Email dated 8/7/19 from Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team, LCC, regarding Environmental issues in Morley town centre.

The content of the email was noted.

19. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, 11th September 2019 at 7.00 pm.

An Extraordinary meeting will be held on Wednesday, 24th July 2019 at 6.15 pm.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 12TH JUNE 2019

  1. To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, B Kelly, O Newton, S McGarroch and

J Rodley.   Cllr D McKenna also attended along with K Oakley – Town Clerk.

  1. To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Councillors J Harrison and A Rhodes. The reasons given for absence were noted and approved.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

Cllr L Beever declared a ‘pecuniary’ interest in agenda item 15(ii).

There were no other declarations of interest.

  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 22/5/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 22/5/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

The Town Clerk was asked to obtain an update on the SID’s being moved to King George Avenue and Wynyard Drive and get the date for moving, as data from the existing sites is required.  Members were updated on the insurance situation regarding the devices.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

A verbal report was given on the current work being carried out by Instaplanta.  A work plan has been produced for the area opposite Jones Accountants and two companies had been asked to quote for the work.  Only one response has so far been received. It was also reported that weeds are a big problem and it is proposed to send P Robinson, Instaplanta on a training course, which will be funded by Morley In Bloom.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way (Mungo Way) and discuss production of leaflet

A ‘draft’ of the proposed leaflet was tabled for comments.  A meeting is to be held with

B Buckenham to discuss the walk.  It was suggested that new Members also do the walk.

  1. To discuss boundary signs to include ‘Fairtrade Town’ and to agree associated expenditure

This item was deferred to the next meeting.

  1. To further consider proposal to ‘Power Wash’ Queen Street and receive update on Standpipe Hire                                                                                                                           (i) Power Wash of Queen Street – cost yet to be determined.

Following a discussion, the Town Clerk advised that a formal quote regarding this work is still required.

Regarding use of the Standpipe, members were advised that online training is required and formal approval given.

  1. To discuss Community Volunteers

A Company based Bruntcliffe Lane have approached the Town Council regarding the possibility of giving something back to the community; the company has been put in contact with Churwell Environmental Volunteers.  Another enquiry has been received regarding maintenance of Bruntcliffe Crossroads.  The company concerned will take the maintenance of this on. It has been confirmed that the land in question belongs to LCC, and they are happy for the maintenance of this to be taken on.   P&C will cut the grass and the banking on Corporation Street was also mentioned.

  1. To further discuss ‘Halo’ Crossings in Morley

It was reported that a meeting has been held with Highways LCC.  A Hutchison has been asked to submit a quotation for installation of ‘halos’, as he is an approved Contractor.  SSE have also been asked to quote for this work.

  1. To discuss Commissioning of Work under ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ relating to Town Centre

The Town Clerk requested a meeting be arranged with the Chairman and Instaplanta to discuss work being done under ‘Memorandum of Understanding’.  This has yet to be arranged.

  1. To discuss ‘Clean Air Zones’ in Morley

The Chairman expressed concerns regarding vehicle engines running outside schools.  A meeting has been arranged with LCC to discuss ‘clean air zones’ further.  It is hoped that Morley Town Council can ‘mirror’ what is being done in Leeds re. notices, electric car-charging points etc.  The Car Club spaces were also mentioned and the Chairman was asked to contact the Chairman of TCMB regarding this. The Town Clerk was asked to put an item regarding ‘tree planting’ on the next agenda.

  1. To discuss ‘Rooms Lane Consultation’ and consider Consultation response from Morley Town Council (if any)

An email dated 5/6/19 had been received regarding proposals for Rooms Lane, Morley.

Following a discussion, it was agreed that a response should be sent to LCC, asking for the wishes of the cottages residents be taken into account and that the use of a lockable gate is favoured rather than a permanent barrier.  A single gate may not solve the fly-tipping issue and a further gate should be considered for the end of Rooms Lane to prevent access from the Victoria Road end.

  1. To agree payment of invoice as follows:-

Councillor L Beever had previously declared a ‘pecuniary’ interest in agenda item 15(ii) and left the meeting at this point and took no part in the vote.

(i)Invoice dated 30/4/19 from Instaplanta for £789.44 (plus VAT) re. environmental

improvements 1-30/4/19

(ii)        Invoice dated 17/5/19 from Helping Hands Handyman Services re. ‘Ongoing Maintenance to Flower Beds at Albion Street Car Park, Outside St Mary’s Church and Library’ for £358.00

(iii)       Invoice dated 20/5/19 from Instaplanta for £162.00 (plus VAT) re. ‘Supply of Bark for Side of Library and Beryl Burton Gardens’

(iv)       Invoice dated 20/5/19 from Instaplanta for £109.85 (plus VAT) re. ‘Supply of Plants for Side of Library’

(v)       Invoice (date unknown) from Leeds City Council for £360.00 (plus VAT) re. ‘Moving of 2 SID’s and Modification of 2 Lighting Columns’

(vi)       Invoice dated 31/5/19 from Aquam for £61.10 (plus VAT) re. Standpipe Hire for period from 15/5/19 to 31/5/19

The above invoices were approved for payment.

Councillor L Beever returned to the meeting at this point.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

None.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The date and time of the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 10th July 2019 at 7.00 pm.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 22ND MAY 2019 

  1. To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Rodley, S McGarroch and L Beever.

W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

  1. To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Councillors J Harrison, B Kelly and O Newton.  The reasons given for absence were noted.

3.  Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

There were no declarations of interest.

  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 10/4/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 10/4/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

Members were advised that there was no update was available on the relocation of devices.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

A verbal report was given on the current work being carried out by Instaplanta.  It was reported that Instaplanta had been assisting Cllr Beever in the tidying up and planting at various locations in the town centre.  The rubbish had been removed from Beryl Burton Gardens and the bark had been replaced.  The pots/planters within the town centre were due to be refurbished by the end of the month.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way (Mungo Way) and discuss production of leaflet

A ‘draft’ of the proposed leaflet was tabled for members’ consideration.  Members made suggestions for alterations to section 3.  This item to be placed on the next agenda.

  1. To discuss boundary signs to include ‘Fairtrade Town’ and to agree associated expenditure

This item was deferred to the next meeting.

  1. To further consider proposal to ‘Power Wash’ Queen Street and Standpipe Hire
  • Power Wash of Queen Street – cost yet to be determined.

Members were advised that three quotes would be required before this work could be carried out.  Cllr Aveyard advised members that two companies had been approached, one of which had declined to quote for the job.

  1. To discuss Public Rights of Way Maintenance (PROW) for 2019-20 and associated expenditure, including P3 Grant from Leeds CC

The P3 Grant had been received from LCC for one cut only, which has already been carried out.  It was proposed two additional cuts be carried out during the year (in line with previous years) at a cost of £696 (plus VAT) and monies to be taken from the Horticulture budget.  The proposal was agreed.

  1. To discuss Community Volunteers

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal update on a meeting between himself, Cllr J Harrison and a lady from Aptar, a local company that wished to be involved in ‘community clean ups’.

Cllr Aveyard also advised members he had been approached by another local company wishing to be involved in a ‘clean up’ project.  Further discussions are planned with both these companies.

  1. To further discuss ‘Halo’ Crossings in Morley

This item was deferred to the next meeting.

  1. To agree payment of invoice as follows:
  • Invoice dated 31/3/19 from Instaplanta for £888.12 (plus VAT) re. environmental improvements 1-31/3/19
  • Invoice dated 9/5/19 from Longbow Lawns for £696.00 (plus VAT) re. PROW Maintenance – First Cut 2019-20

The above invoices were approved for payment.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

A card from former Councillor C Hill, was tabled.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The date and time of the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 12th June 2019 at

7.00 pm.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 10TH APRIL 2019

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), C Hill, J Harrison, L Beever and D Harrison.

K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended.

2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Councillors D Marshall and S McGarroch and reasons given for absence were noted.

3.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
There were no declarations of interest.

4.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 13/3/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 13/3/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

Two further locations have been identified, i.e. Rein Road and Westerton Road.  Appropriate lighting column numbers are required.

6.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

A verbal report was given on the current work being carried out by Instaplanta.  It was reported that areas requiring attention are the wide grass verges on A653, Springfield Park and the rockery at Morley Bottoms.  The Town Clerk was asked to contact Longbow Lawns to ask if they wish to quote for the job of its upkeep.

P Robinson, Instaplanta has requested a meeting re. Beryl Burton Gardens – JA/JH will meet with him.  Cllr Beever indicated that some bark chippings are required for which he will submit an invoice (members indicated that this expenditure was approved at the January 2019 meeting).  Note: the Minutes of the 16/1/19 meeting make no mention of this expenditure.

7.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way (Mungo Way) and discuss production of leaflet

It was reported that free maps available do not show definitive footpaths that are needed. Cllr J Harrison undertook to contact LCC re. obtaining appropriate maps.  Following a discussion, it was reported that the last section will be walked next week.  This item to be placed on the next agenda.

8.    To discuss boundary signs to include ‘Fairtrade Town’ and to agree associated expenditure

Cllr C Hill tabled a design including the Town Council Logo, Town Crest, Siegen Crest and the FairTrade Logo.  The sign at Morley ‘Ole needs to be checked regarding fonts etc.  Cllr Hill was thanked for her work on the design.  This item to be included on the next agenda.

9.    To further consider proposal to ‘Power Wash’ Queen Street and Standpipe Hire

It was reported that the company it is proposed to carry out the ‘power wash’ require a standpipe.  It was proposed and agreed to hire the standpipe for a six months period (Apr-Sep).  Cllr Beever undertook to collect the standpipe from Normanton. The Town Clerk was asked to enquire about training and competency to use the equipment.   This item to be included on the next agenda.

10. To agree payment of invoice as follows:

(i)         Invoice dated 28/02/19 from Instaplanta for £690.76 (plus VAT) re. environmental improvements 1-28/2/19

The above invoice was approved for payment.

11. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

There were no items of correspondence.

12. Date and time of next meeting

The date and time of the next meeting will be agreed at the Annual Full Council meeting on 15th May 2019.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 13TH MARCH 2019

  1. To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), C Hill, J Harrison, L Beever and D Harrison and

S McGarroch.  K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended.

  1. To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Cllr D Marshall and reason for absence was noted.

3.  Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

There were no declarations of interest.

  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 13/2/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 13/2/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

Matrices had been provided to the Deputy Town Clerk detailing locations and specific lighting column numbers.  The Town Clerk was asked to confirm costings for the conversion of appropriate lighting columns and the cost of moving devices from one location to another and arrange for the work to be completed.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the current work being carried out by Instaplanta.  It was reported that areas requiring attention are Bruntcliffe Crossroads, Tingley (along A650) and possibly Springfield Park.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way (Mungo Way) and discuss production of leaflet

Cllr J Harrison has produced a ‘map’ highlighting the route.  The map could be used to identify where appropriate signage should be located and reference bus stops along the route.

  1. To discuss and agree ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ regarding future floral displays in the town centre

The Chairman reported that he had sent a ‘draft’ copy to Cllrs Kimberley and Gettings, as Chairmen of Community Development and Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committees.  The Town Clerk reported that she had placed an item on the forthcoming Extraordinary CDC meeting agenda.  It was suggested, therefore, as no responses had been received by Cllr Aveyard, that this does not need to be referred to F, GP & Strategic Committee.

Cllr Aveyard further reported that both Cllr J Elliott, as Chairman of Morley In Bloom and himself as Chairman of Highways & Transportation Committee had signed the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’.

  1. To discuss boundary signs to include ‘Fairtrade Town’ and to agree associated expenditure

Cllr C Hill tabled a design including the Town Council Logo, Town Crest, Siegen Crest and the FairTrade Logo.   It was agreed that this item remain on the agenda and Cllr L Beever undertook to obtain the dimensions of the sign located at Morley ‘Ole.

  1. To discuss proposal to ‘Power Wash’ Queen Street

It was reported that a ‘power wash’ demonstration had been carried out in Beryl Burton Gardens by a company called Yorkshire Power Wash.   It had since been determined that a ‘standpipe’ is required.  Cllr Aveyard had carried out some research; standpipe hire is £23.50 per week for 13 weeks, which reduces to £17.90 per week from week 14 onwards.  The standpipe is removable when not in use and usage is metered.

The cost of the water is £1.38 per cubic metre.  It was suggested that if this goes ahead, a record should be kept of use of the standpipe and a record of appropriate meter readings be kept.  The intention would be that this also be used to water flowers/plants throughout the Summer.  This matter needs further discussion and consideration with definitive costings provided for both the ‘power wash’ aspect and the standpipe.  Cllr Aveyard undertook to forward all pertinent information to the Town Clerk.  A subsequent meeting will be arranged with Yorkshire Power Wash to clarify details.

  1. To discuss issues relating to public access on Dawson Hill and proposal to implement a ‘prohibition of vehicles (with exemptions) order’

Following a discussion, it was agreed to remove this item from the agenda.

  1. To agree payment of invoice as follows:

(i)         Invoice dated 31/01/19 from Instaplanta for £690.76 (plus VAT) re. environmental improvements 1-31/1/19

The above invoice was approved for payment.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)
  • Email and attachment dated 7/3/19 from J Levine, Legal services, LCC, re. ‘SL0419 Morley South 20mph Scheme’.

The above item of correspondence was tabled and noted.  The Town Clerk was asked to forward this email to all members of the committee.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 10th April 2019 at 7pm.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY 2019

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), C Hill, J Harrison, L Beever and D Harrison and S McGarroch (late arrival).  Wendy Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended

2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

There were no apologies received.

3.   Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
There were no declarations of interest.

4.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 16/1/19

The minutes of the meeting held on 16/1/19 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices and to agree proposed expenditure

Cllr Aveyard to provide the DTC with the lamp post numbers to facilitate the moving of SID devices to King George Avenue and Wynyard Drive.

6.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the work to be carried out by Instaplanta.  Paul Robinson (Instaplanta) had reported that the scaffolding work carried out at the rear of Yorkshire Bank had been bolted into the Beryl Burton mural causing a crack in the render.  Cllr R Finnigan is aware and has taken this matter up with LCC, legal ownership of the mural is unknown, but the land is adopted.

Cllr McGarroch arrived during the item above.

7.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way (Mungo Way), to discuss production of leaflet

Cllr J Harrison gave a verbal update and tabled a ‘draft’ version of a leaflet for members’ consideration and comments.  Following a discussion, various amendments were agreed.  Members expressed their thank s to Cllr J Harrison for her work on the leaflet.

8.    To discuss and agreed programme of installation of Halo lighting systems and agree associated expenditure

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report and informed members LCC did not consider ‘match-funding’ and gave an estimated costing of £6,000 per pair of Halos, with 12 beacons being identified.  A quotation was tabled from Zebrite to be considered by members.  Following a discussion, a proposal was put forward and agreed for a phased programme, over possibly two years, to replace the 12 beacons in the interests of road safety at an approximate cost, as per Zebrite’s quotation, of £21,000.  This item to be referred to Full Council.

9.    To discuss floral display in 2019/20 and agree associated expenditure

Cllr Aveyard tabled a quotation from Instaplanta to replaced compost, replant with sustainable shrubs and seasonal planting of planters around the town centre at a cost of £85 each planter.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to accept this quotation for the work to be carried out.

10.  To discuss and agree ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ regarding future floral displays in the town centre

Cllr Aveyard had sent the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ to both Chairs of the CDC and Finance committees for their comments and is awaiting responses.

11. To discuss boundary signs to include ‘Fairtrade Town’ and to agree associated expenditure – Cllr S McGarroch

Cllr J Harrison advised members she had contacted the gentleman who had previously expressed interest in carrying out the work of providing boundary signs and he is still interested.  Following a discussion, Cllr Hill agreed to produce ‘draft’ designs of the sign for consideration at the next meeting.

12. To discuss proposal to power wash Queen Street – Cllr J Aveyard

A photograph of the demo wash carried out in Beryl Burton gardens was tabled.  Following a discussion, it was agreed to defer this item to the next agenda.

13. To discuss proposal to install 4 noticeboards at identified locations and agree associated expenditure

Cllr Aveyard gave members an overview of this item.  Noticeboards have been ordered through Finance and were awaiting erection in identified locations.  Members expressed concern regarding the proposed location at Morley Library, as there is a large noticeboard in situ at the site.  Members were advised this item of expenditure would be presented at the next Finance meeting on 27/2/19.

14. To discuss issues relating to public access on Dawson Hill and proposal to implement a ‘prohibition of vehicles (with exemptions) order’

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal overview of this issue and the sporadic incidents of fly-tipping on Dawson Hill.  Following a discussion, it was agreed that the options highlighted were impracticable and alternatives solutions be explored.

15. To agree payment of invoice as follows:

(i)         Invoice dated 15/1/19 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £455.00 (plus VAT) re. gritting routes 1 and 2 15/12/18

(ii)        Invoice dated 31/12/18 from Instaplanta for £690.76 (plus VAT) re. environmental improvements 1-31/12/18

These invoices were agreed for payment.

16. To receive items of correspondence

There were no items of correspondence.

17. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 13th March 2019.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 16TH JANUARY 2019

 

  1. To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), S McGarroch, C Hill, D Marshall,

J Harrison, L Beever and D Harrison.  Wendy Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended

  1. To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

There were no apologies received.

3.  Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

There were no declarations of interest.

  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 14/11/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 14/11/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices and to agree proposed expenditure

Following a discussion, a budget of up to £1,500 was proposed and agreed to prepare lamp posts on Wynyard Drive and King George Avenue in preparation of SID devices.

A budget of up to £2,000 was proposed and agreed for the expenditure to move the two SID devices to the alternative locations of King George Avenue and Wynyard Drive.  

  1. To discuss traffic speed radar gun and to agree proposed expenditure

Cllr Marshall tabled information received on this item.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to purchase a Pocket Radar PR1000 Traffic Speed Gun and four high-vis jackets

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the work to be carried out by Instaplanta following a recent meeting.  Following a request from Cllr Finnigan, it was proposed and agreed Instaplanta look at the work required at Springfield Park and this area be added to the litter pick list to be reviewed in six months.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report.  It had been proposed a leaflet with maps be produced, which can be downloaded subject to clarification on whether we would be required to pay a ‘license fee’ for the map.  Following a discussion, it was agreed a budget of £1,000 per section (three identified) for the production of leaflet, signage on walks and any remedial work required.  

  1. To discuss and agreed programme of installation of Halo lighting systems and agree associated expenditure

Cllr J Harrison tabled a list of five crossings identified as not Halo lighting system crossings.  Members requested DTC to contact LCC Highways re match funding request of all five crossings.

  1. To discuss floral display in 2019/20

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on a meeting held with Instaplanta and members of the Town Council regarding the proposed floral display in the town centre.  It was proposed this should be ‘dementia friendly’ with a themed/sensory theme planting in identified areas as part of a five-year plan.

  1. To discuss and agree ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ regarding future floral displays in the town centre

Following a discussion, amendments to the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ were agreed.  Subject to these alterations, the document should be submitted to Community Development and Finance Committees for their consideration/comments.

  1. To discuss boundary signs to include ‘Fairtrade Town’ and to agree associated expenditure – Cllr S McGarroch

This item was deferred to the next meeting.

  1. To discuss proposal to power wash Queen Street – Cllr J Aveyard

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the proposal to clean the pavements on Queen Street and meetings he had with two local firms, of which one had declined to undertake the work involved.  The second had given a verbal quote of 17 to 19 days working, taking place before opening times of businesses, at a cost of £650 per day.  The firm had offered to give a demonstration of the work to be carried out, Cllr Aveyard was requested by members to arrange the demonstration.

  1. To agree payment of invoice as follows:
  • Invoice dated 30/11/18 from Instaplanta for £863.45 (plus VAT) re Environmental Improvements 1/11/18 to 30/11/18

This invoice was agreed.

  • Retrospective invoice dated 30/11/18 from Instaplanta for £85.32 (plus VAT) re. replacement compost and plants and agree cost centre.

This invoice was agreed.  Funds to be taken from Horticulture cost centre

  1. To receive items of correspondence

There were no items of correspondence.

 

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 7th February 2019.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 14TH NOVEMBER 2018 

  1. To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), S McGarroch, C Hill, D Marshall and

D Harrison.

  1. To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Cllrs L Beever and J Harrison and the reasons given were noted.

3.  Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

There were no declarations of interest.

  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 10/10/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 10/10/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices and to agree proposed expenditure

Cllr Hill reported the 20-mph zone on New Bank Street had been well received.

Cllr Beever had reported to the Chairman the 20-mph limit on King George Avenue was still being abused by several drivers. Following a discussion, it was agreed a request be made to LCC to prepare the lamp posts previously identified as suitable sites for SIDs in order to make the process of repositioning the devices easier.  It was agreed the SIDs currently sited at Glen Road and Scatcherd Lane be re-sited to Wynyard Drive and King George Avenue. 

  1. To discuss traffic speed radar gun and to agree proposed expenditure

The ethical issues of using such a device were discussed. Cllr Marshall offered to contact a serving police officer to ascertain the official view of the proposal and report back to the next meeting. A more overt approach involving the use of high visibility jackets and a hand-held speed indicator device or a device that simulated one was discussed. Cllr Marshall will raise this issue with his police contact.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the work carried out by Instaplanta.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

Cllr Beever has identified alternative routes for the last leg of the route. A walk to verify the proposed route would take place on 25/11/18.

  1. To discuss any matters relating to alterations to Morley Station/Network Rail

There were no further updates available.

  1. To discuss floral display in 2019/20

Following a discussion, it was agreed to bring the Memorandum of Understanding produced by Cllr J Harrison to the next meeting for consideration and approval before sending to Morley In Bloom and Community Development Committee.

  1. To agree payment of invoice as follows:
  • Invoice dated 31/10/18 from Instaplanta for £888.12 (plus VAT) re Environmental Improvements 1/10/18 to 31/10/18

The above item of expenditure was approved for payment.

  1. To receive items of correspondence

There were no items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday,9th January 2019.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 10TH OCTOBER 2018

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, S McGarroch and

C Hill.  Cllrs J Elliott and R Finnigan (late arrival) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received from Cllrs D Marshall and D Harrison.  The reasons given were noted.

3.  Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
There were no declarations of interest.

4.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 12/9/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 12/9/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

The Chairman brought forward item 9

9.  To receive and discuss report by Cllr Aveyard on Town Centre floral display in 2019/20 and to discuss and agreed budget for 2019/20

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal overview on the background to the report to suggest Highways take overall responsibility for the town centre floral display throughout 2019/20, leaving Morley In Bloom to concentrate on specific aspects/areas.

Cllr R Finnigan arrived at this point.

Cllr Elliott gave a verbal overview of the work undertaken by a small cohort of people, which was an enormous undertaking for such a small group.  The group now wished to reduce the workload and have responsibility for the hanging baskets and pots.

It was proposed and agreed members investigate a means of continuing with town centre floral display and report back at the next meeting.

Cllr Elliott left the meeting at this point.

5.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices and to agree proposed expenditure

Cllr J Harrison reported she had been unable to download information from the devices.  Further to a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to purchase a dedicated laptop to enable downloading of information with a budget of up to £350.  Cllr Beever reported the survey had been completed on Wynyard Drive and King George Avenue.  Following a discussion, it was agreed to wait until after the implementation of the 20 mph on these roads before installing a SID.

6.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the work carried out by Instaplanta.

7.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

Cllr Beever advised members a walk the identified alternative routes would take place on 14/10/18.

8.    To discuss any matters relating to alterations to Morley Station/Network Rail

Cllr Beever advised members work on extending the platforms had begun on Cottingley Station.

10. To discuss and agreed arrangements for Gritting/Snow Plough Provision – Winter 2018/19

It was proposed and agreed to continue gritting/snow plough provision as in previous years.

11. To consider Budgets information, as follows:-

(i)            Review of current financial year’s Budget – 2018/19

This information was noted.

(ii)           To discuss and agree proposed Budget submission for 2019/20 (for referral to Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee)

The proposed budget submission for 2019/20 was considered, discussed and agreed, as follows:-

4372  Gritting –                                      £5,500.00

4373  Horticulture –                             £15,000.00

4374  Community Cleaning –              £21,000.00

4376  Highways & Transportation –    £15,000.00

Total                 £56,500.00

12. To discuss and agreed report re. White Bear development for submission to Leeds City Council

Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to submit the report, as it stands, to LCC Planning.

13.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

There were not items of correspondence.

14.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 14th November 2018.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 12TH SEPTEMBER 2018

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, S McGarroch, C Hill

D Harrison and D Marshall.
2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

There were no apologies.

3.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

There were no declarations of interest.

4.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 25/7/19 and the extraordinary meeting held on 1/8/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 25/7/19 and the extraordinary meeting held on 1/8/18 were acceptable as a true and correct record.

5.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices (not to include any proposed expenditure)

It was reported the SID on Scotchman Lane, which is under the remit of Outer Area South, is still not working. Members agreed OAS be contacted for the following reasons:-

a)    To request that the SID is repaired;

b)    To ascertain whether OAS would be prepared to donate the SID to Morley Town Council

Cllr J Harrison reported that she had be unable to read the information on the other SID devices.  Cllrs Beever and Aveyard reported they would assess King George Avenue for suitability and report back at the next meeting.

6.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the work carried out by Instaplanta.  Members noted their thanks to Instaplanta for their excellent work and assistance towards the Morley In Bloom entry and expressed their congratulations to Morley In Bloom for their hard work, which has resulted in a Yorkshire In Bloom Gold Medal.  Cllr Aveyard to speak with Cllr Elliott regarding contingency plans for next year’s floral decorations.

7.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

Cllr Beever advised members he had been looking for alternative routes to avoid the Thorpe section of the proposed walk, which are considered unsightly.  Members are to undertake a walk of the alternative route.

8.    To discuss any matters relating to alterations to Morley Station/Network Rail

Cllrs D Harrison and C Hill had attended the public consultation meeting on 29/6/18.

Cllr Harrison tabled leaflets outlining the project of upgrading and extension of the platforms to accommodate the extra carriages.  Morley station’s upgrade is due to be completed on 31/12/18.  During the upgrade the station will operate as normal, except for disruption to some Sunday services, due to closure to the public.

9.    To agree payment of invoices (as follows):-

(i)         Invoice dated 31/7/18 from Instaplanta for £2,681.72 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/7/18 to 31/7/18

(ii)        Invoice dated 31/8/18 from Instaplanta for £838.78 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/8/18 to 31/8/18

The above items of expenditure were agreed.

10. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

There were not items of correspondence.

11. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 10th October 2018.

 

EXTRAORDINARY HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2018 

  1. To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, S McGarroch, C Hill and D Harrison and D Marshall.  W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

2.   To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

Apologies were received and noted from Cllr L Beever.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

There were no declarations of interest.

  1. To discuss email from West Yorkshire Combined Authority and attached documents re. Proposed New Rail Stations: Thorpe Park and White Rose and consider formal response

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the ‘drop-in’ session which he and Cllr J Harrison attended.  A formal response was tabled and following a lengthy discussion, it was proposed and agreed that the response be submitted with the amendments as discussed.

  1. To discuss proposed development at Tingley “White Bear” and impact on the highways and consider formal response

Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the proposed development and proposed planning application.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to lodge a formal objection to this application.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 25TH JUNE 2018

1.    To Record Attendance
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, S McGarroch, C Hill

D Harrison and D Marshall.  W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.
2.    To Receive and Note Apologies for Absence and Consider Reasons Given for Non-Attendance

There were no apologies received.

3.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
Cllr Beever declared a ‘pecuniary’ interest in item 10 as he is the owner of ‘Helping Hands’.

4.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 20/618

The minutes of the meeting held on 20/6/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

5.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report on the work carried out by Instaplanta, thanks were given for the assistance Instaplanta had given to Morley In Bloom prior to the recent judging.  Members identified areas within the town centre which required attention, High Street car park, Mercantile car park.  Requests have been made to the Chairman for work to be carried out at Morley Bottoms rockery, Morley ‘Ole and Albert Road and requested the list of jobs be reviewed.  Members requested a revision of the ‘jobs’ list.

6.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

Cllr Aveyard informed members that a walk from the Bay Horse, beyond White Rose to Churwell Hill had been done.

Cllrs D Marshall and L Beever left the meeting at this point.

The Chairman brought forward item 10 and deferred item 7 to the end of the agenda.

10. To discuss quotation for ‘Helping Hands’ for £300.00 in respect of refurbishment of

‘mileage signs’ at top and bottom of Elland Road, Churwell

Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to accept this quotation for the work

to be carried out.

8.    To discuss proposal to create a policy regarding work on grass verges

Cllr McGarroch tabled LCC guidance on protecting grass verges and flow chart.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to adopt LCC’s policy for future guidance should a complaint or request be made to MTC for changes to a grass verge.  Members proposed that a list of grass verges within the town council area compiled.

Cllr L Beever rejoined the meeting during the above item.

9.    To discuss speed issues on Troy Road raised by local residents

(i)            Email dated 10/8/18 from Traffic Management (Traffic Orders), Leeds CC regarding speed survey information

Following a discussion, it was agreed to write to the complainant with the results of the survey.

11. To agree payment of invoices (as follows):-

(i)              Invoice dated 30/6/18 from Instaplanta for £1356.75 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/6/18 to 30/6/18.

The above item of expenditure was approved for payment.

12.  To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

(i) Email dated 3/7/18 from WYCA re. ‘Proposed New Rail Stations: Thorpe Park

and White Rose.

Following a discussion, it was agreed this item of correspondence should be dealt with fully at an extraordinary meeting to be held on 1/8/18.

7.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices (not to include any proposed expenditure)

Cllr J Harrison will take away the discs to download onto a laptop and together with Cllr Aveyard would review the information later.  Cllrs Aveyard and Beever have identified lamp posts on Westerton Road and Rein Road, which would be easily changed to give either an easterly and westerly prospective.  An assessment had been carried by Cllrs Aveyard and Beever on the viability of SID on several routes.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed that routes scoring 10 or above would be consideration for SIDs.

13. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 12th September 2018.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 20TH JUNE 2018

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, S McGarroch, C Hill and D Marshall.  K Oakley – Town Clerk and Cllr R Finnigan also attended.

There were no apologies.
2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
There were no declarations of interests.

3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 16/5/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 16/5/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
A written report had been sent in by Instaplanta; work is currently taking place in various churchyards, Chapel Hill.  It was requested that some weeding be carried out at Mercantile car park.

5.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

A date was agreed for a further walk.

6.    To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

An identification number for a lighting column on High Street was given to the Town Clerk (31 H 812).  A matrix, prepared by Cllr Aveyard was tabled and an explanation provided as to how this was devised.  It was agreed that the matrix be tested first and then formally adopted at the next meeting.  A meeting with A Richardson had been arranged for Wednesday, 27th June 2018, to be attended by the Chairman and the Town Clerk, regarding how to download data from the S.I.D.’s.  The Town Clerk reported receipt of an email from a local resident of Magpie Lane regarding speed.  A Richardson to be asked what the ‘cut-off’ speed is and then respond to Mr Lee accordingly.

7.    To discuss proposed works to grass verges, Dewsbury Road (for information: match-funding of £6,000 has been requested to come from CIL).  This matter has been referred from the Finance, GP & Strategic Committee and will have to be referred back to that committee for further consideration

This matter was discussed at length and is a retrospective request as the work has already been carried out.  It was proposed and agreed that the expenditure be supported.

8.    To discuss speed issues on Troy Road (email dated 30/6/18 from a local resident)

The Town Clerk reported receipt of the above email.   It was suggested that the Town Clerk contacts Leeds City Council to do some speed monitoring in the area.  Once the results are known, a meeting with the local resident can be arranged.  Also, ask how long this process will take.

9.    To discuss and agree quotation from Saxon’s for £564.00 (plus VAT) re. refurbishment of ‘mileage signs’ at top and bottom of Elland Road, Churwell

A quotation had been received in respect of this work for £564.00 (plus VAT).  It was felt that the quotation was too high and was not supported.

10. To note receipt of Paths Partnership (P3) Grant 2018/19 – £2207.00

This information was noted.

11. To agree payment of invoices (as follows):-

(i)              Invoice dated 30/4/18 from Instaplanta for £789.44 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/4/18 to 30/4/18.

(ii)             Invoice dated 31/5/18 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements 1/5/18 to 31/5/18.

(iii)            Invoice dated 5/618 from J Saville, Longbow Lawns for £696.00 (plus VAT) re. PROW Maintenance – First Cut 2018/19

The above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

12.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

(i)         Email dated 31/5/18 from C Williams, LCC, re. ‘Halo Crossing, Victoria Road’

(ii)        Email dated 31/5/18 from C Williams, LCC re. ‘Morley South & Morley North 20mph Speed Limits

(iii)       Email dated 11/6/18 from resident re. Magpie Lane SID device.

The above items of correspondence were noted.

13.       Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 25th July 2018.

 

 

 HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 16TH MAY 2018

  1. Attendance and apologies for absence
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, D Harrison, S McGarroch and D Marshall.  K Oakley – Town Clerk and Cllr R Finnigan also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr L Beever and C Hill.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
    There were no declarations of interests.
  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 11/4/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 11/4/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To formulate a Work Plan for 2018/19

Following a discussion, it was agreed to include the following on the 2018/19 Work Plan:-

  • Sort out Morley Country Way
  • To research provision of ‘Halo’ Crossings
  • Research location of ‘Mile’ posts in Town Council area and investigate refurbishments, if needed
  • Boundary Signs – provision of
  • Identify ‘Grot-Spots’ and ask Instaplanta to deal with them
  • Identify need for additional SID’s
  • Identify any further improvement works at Bruntcliffe Crossroads 
  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
    The Chairman reported on a meeting with Instaplanta, who had apologised for not sending in a report/invoice.  Areas requiring work were identified.  Coping stones are missing at Morley ‘Ole’ and Cllr Finnigan undertook to contact LCC to request that they be put back.

It was also identified that Instaplanta should be asked to mow/weed Central Methodist churchyard.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

A further walk has been done, 7.5 miles covered.  It was suggested that the section from the Bay Horse to White Rose Centre needs to be done again, possibly at the end of June.

  1. To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

Cllr Finnigan reported that the device on Scotchman Lane will be moved, and the device on Magpie Lane has been adjusted to face the opposite direction.  With regard to the moving of the device from Glen Road to High Street, Cllr McGarroch undertook to identify an appropriate lighting column and direction.  The Town Clerk was asked to respond to

A Richardson re. the provision of a ‘dongle’ in order for ‘data’ to be analysed.  Cllr Aveyard reported that he had written to E Appleton, who has sent some pertinent information regarding the effectiveness of SID’s.  Using this information, Cllr Aveyard proposes to come up with a scoring system re. locations.  An item to be included on the next agenda regarding this.

  1. To discuss information contained in emails dated 12/4/18 and 16/4/18 from C Williams, Traffic Engineering, LCC re. ‘Morley North & Morley South 20mph Speed Limits’
    The information contained in the emails was noted, however, it was suggested that an area has been missed around the back of Woodkirk School. Cllr Aveyard handed a highlighted map to the Town Clerk and undertook to provide further information.
  1. To discuss speed issues and road condition on Oddfellow Street (raised at Annual Town Meeting)

Following a discussion, Cllr Finnigan undertook to request that the road condition be checked out and will also ask for speed monitoring to be carried out.

  1. To discuss ‘mileage’ signs at top and bottom of Elland Road, Churwell

Cllr Finnigan reported that it had been confirmed by LCC that they will not deal with ongoing maintenance of the signs.  Following a discussion, it was agreed that the locations of all such signs in the Town Council area be ascertained and some quotations be obtained for refurbishment of any stones that require it.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows (for information only)

(i)      Emails from R Buckenham, LCC dated 3/5/18 re. ’Public Paths Partnership (P3) Grants 2018/19’.

The above items of correspondence were noted.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

It was agreed to move the date and the next meeting to Wednesday, 20th June 2018, due to holidays.  The meeting will commence at 7pm.

2018, due to holidays.  The meeting will commence at 7pm.

 

 HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 11TH APRIL 2018

1.  Attendance and apologies for absence

Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, D Harrison and D Marshall.  K Oakley – Town Clerk and Cllr R Finnigan (late arrival) also attended.  P Robinson – Instaplanta attended in respect of item 4.

Apologies were received from Cllr S McGarroch.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
    There were no declarations of interests.
  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 14/3/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 14/3/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
    P Robinson from Instaplanta attended and gave a verbal report to members, including work currently being carried out, including Bruntcliffe Crossroads, Beryl Burton Gardens, Central Methodist Church and Morley ‘Ole.  An issue was raised regarding steps on Chapel Hill.  In the coming weeks, the beds in Beryl Burton Gardens will be replanted and Spring bulbs are to be planted in Autumn. 

Cllr R Finnigan arrived during the above item.

P Robinson left the meeting at this point.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
    It was reported that a further walk will be done on 29/4/18 and an update will be given at the next meeting.
  1. To discuss S.I.D. on Glen Road

The Town Clerk tabled an email dated 10/4/18 from A Richardson, Traffic West, Highways Services, LCC.  Data from existing devices is available and the necessary software to allow this is to be requested.  The cost of moving a device (i.e. from Glen Road to High Street) was also included at £180.00.  It was also pointed out in the email that the chosen location of the High Street device could involve damage to either a bus or the device itself.  It was agreed that consideration be given to agreeing on a different location on High Street, to be discussed at the next meeting.

Cllr R Finnigan was asked to request the relocation of the device currently sited on Scotchman Lane, to higher up preferably closer to Howley Hall Golf Club.

  1. To discuss ‘signs’ at top and bottom of Elland Road, Churwell

It was reported that the signs were refurbished approximately 10 years ago but are now in need of some work.  The Town Clerk was asked to send a photograph of one of the signs to Cllr Finnigan who will make enquiries about LCC doing the work.

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-
  • Invoice dated 28/2/18 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re. Community Cleaning for February 2018 (2017/18 expenditure)
  • Invoice dated 31/3/18 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re. Community Cleaning for March 2018 (2017/18 expenditure)
  • Invoice dated 19/3/18 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £2275.00 (plus VAT) re. Gritting (2017/18 expenditure)
  • Invoice dated 3/4/18 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £2505.00 (plus VAT) re. Gritting/Snow-Plowing (2017/18 expenditure)

All of the above items of expenditure were approved. The Town Clerk reported that there will be an ‘overspend’ on the ‘Gritting’ budget for 2017/18.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows (for information only)

(i)      Letter dated 22/3/18 from highways England re. ’M621 Junctions 1-7 Improvement Scheme – Preferred Route Announcement’.

The above item of correspondence was noted.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The date and time of the next meeting will be agreed at the Annual Full Council meeting to be held on 9th May 2018.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 14TH MARCH 2018

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), D Harrison, D Marshall and S McGarroch.  K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr J Harrison.

2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
There were no declarations of interests.

3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 14/2/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 14/2/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
No report was available.  The Town Clerk was asked to invite P Robinson, Instaplanta, to the next meeting.

5.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
It was reported that a further walk will be done on 25/3/18 and an update will be given at the next meeting.

6.    To receive updated Budgets information

The ‘Gritting’ budget was discussed, and the Town Clerk reported that further Gritting/Plowing had been carried out due to the severe weather.

7.    To discuss S.I.D. on Glen Road

Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed that the data from the S.I.D.’s currently sited on Glen Road and Scatcherd Lane be obtained.  It was also agreed that the S.I.D. from Glen Road be relocated to High Street. The Town Clerk confirmed that the i.d. no. for the appropriate lighting column on High Street would be required in order to carry out the necessary pre-installation work.  Cllr S McGarroch confirmed she would check whether she still holds the information.

8.    To consider further location(s) for new Benches

A suggestion was made that any funding would be better spent on other initiatives.  The Town Clerk was asked to check out the ownership of the ‘milestones’ on Churwell Hill and an item to be placed on the next agenda.

9. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows (for information only)

(i)      Letter dated 21/2/18 from S Haigh, Legal Governance & Monitoring, LCC re. ‘Morley Footpath No. 90 – Diversion Order 2017’.

The above item of correspondence was noted.

10. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11th April 2018 at 7pm.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY 2018

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, D Harrison, S McGarroch and

J Harrison.  Councillors C Hill and R Finnigan (late arrival), W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.  C Williams – LCC attended in respect of agenda items 4 and 5.

Apologies were received from Cllr D Marshall.

2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
There were declarations of interests.

3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 10/1/18

The minutes of the meeting held on 10/1/18 were agreed as a true and correct record.

Councillor Finnigan arrived during the above item.

4.    To consider request from C Williams, Traffic Engineering, LCC, to contribute £2,500 match-funding towards cost of prioritising installation of retro-reflective banding on zebra crossing beacon poles and upgrading of zebra crossing on Victoria Road

C Williams gave a verbal overview. The pelican crossing situated outside the Nelson Arms/St Peter’s church, Victoria Road, and the proposal is to replace the existing illuminated top with a ‘halo’ top.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to contribute £2,500 match-funding for this project.

5.    To consider proposal to install 3 additional traffic-calming features on Albert Road, Morley

C Williams gave a verbal overview on the proposals.  Following a discussion, this item was noted and agreed.

6.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
A prepared report, with photographs, provided by Instaplanta, was tabled.

7.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
This item was deferred to the next meeting.

8.    To consider and agree expenditure of £1,800 (plus VAT) in respect of repair/refurbishment of street furniture in pedestrianised area of Morley town centre; work recommended to be carried out in June/July (work required as contained in email dated 23/1/18 from Martin Wright, Parks & Countryside, LCC)

Following a discussion, this expenditure was agreed.

9.    To discuss points raised by Cllr N Bullock in letter dated 17/1/18 and subsequent response from PC Matt Sedgley

An email response from M Walters (Civil Enforcement Officer) was tabled regarding one point of Cllr Bullock’s letter.  Members requested that M Walters be contacted and asked to monitor this situation and take any appropriate action.

10. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)            Invoice dated 4/2/18 from Edward Crosby Limited for £1365.00 (plus VAT)  re. Gritting

(ii)           Invoice dated 31/1/18 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements for January 2018

Both of the above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

11. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows (for information only)

(i)      Email 25/1/18 A Gilliland, Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team, LCC, re. ‘The Great    British Spring Clean’.

(ii)     Email dated 8/2/18 M Briggs re. speeding drivers. This item of correspondence was tabled.

The above items of correspondence were noted.  Cllr Finnigan suggested that Mr Briggs’ email be forwarded to the M.P.

12. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 14th March 2018 at 7pm.

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 10TH JANUARY 2018

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, D Harrison and J Harrison.

K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs S McGarroch and D Marshall.

2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
Cllr J Harrison declared an ‘other’ interest in agenda item 11 as a local business owner.

3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 15/11/17 and Extraordinary meeting held on 19/12/17
The minutes of the meeting held on 15/11/17 and Extraordinary meeting held on 19/12/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
A prepared report, with photographs, provided by Instaplanta, was tabled.

5.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
An arrangement was made to carry out further walks to define the route.

6.    To consider request from C Williams, Traffic Engineering, LCC, to contribute £2,500 match-funding towards the cost of prioritising installation of retro-reflective banding on zebra crossing beacon poles and upgrading of zebra crossing on Victoria Road

Following a discussion, the Town Clerk was asked to invite Craig Williams to the next Highways & Transportation Committee meeting to discuss this further.

7.    To discuss and agree actual location of Speed Indicator Device approved at Extraordinary meeting held on 19/12/17

It was agreed that the S.I.D. be located on Magpie Lane.  The Town Clerk will require the specific location and id number of the lighting column and in which direction the device will face.  The Town Clerk was asked to contact Cllr R Finnigan for this information.

8.    To consider request to include Nepshaw Lane, Morley, on a gritting/snow clearance route

Following a discussion, it was determined that no further additions to the two routes are planned at this present time.

9.    To consider Highway implications regarding proposed new Aldi Store, Chartists Way, Morley (email dated 27/12/17 from S Deegan, Senior Planner, re. public exhibition on 11/1/18)

Discussions were held regarding possible access issues and the Town Clerk was asked to include this item on the next agenda, when further information may be available from the public consultation on 11/1/18.

10. To receive verbal update on PROW funding for 2018/19

The Town Clerk provided a verbal update on proposed PROW grant funding for 2018/19.

R Buckenham is to apply for grant funding for the PROW programme and a decision is awaited.

11. To consider information contained in email 17/12/17 f5rom Legal Se3rvices, LC, re. ‘TRO’s (No. W30) Order 2014 Morley North Ward Order – Amendment No. 1 Order 2018 and (No. W41) Order 2014 Morley South Ward Order – Amendment No. 2 Order 2017’

The information contained in the above documents, was noted.

12. To approve item(s) of expenditure as follows:-
(i)             Invoice dated 30/11/17 from Instaplanta for £789.44 (plus VAT) re.

Environmental Improvements for 1st to 30th November 2017.

(ii)            Invoice dated 31/12/17 from Instaplanta for £592.08 (plus VAT) re.

Environmental Improvements for 1st to 31st December 2017.

(iii)           Invoice dated 21/12/17 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £2730.00 (plus VAT) re.

Gritting.

 

Re. item 12(iii), the Town Clerk reported that a credit note had been received from Edward Crosby Ltd dated 8/1/18 for £455.00 (plus VAT); the invoice is therefore reduced by this amount.  Gritting on 17/12/17 had been included in error.

 

The above items of expenditure were approved for payment.
13. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows (for information only)

(i)         Email dated 12/12/17 from A Gilliland, Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team, LCC, re. response to Morley Town Council about comments on consultation on Proposals around Prohibition of Smoking in Children’s play areas.

(ii)        Email dated 20/12/17 from Drighlington Resident re. ‘Morley Bus Hub’

(iii)       Letter dated 21/12/17 from C Williams, Traffic Engineering, LCC, re. ‘Morley Town Centre – Public Transport Improvement Scheme’

(iv)       Email 27/12/17 A Barlow, WYCA, re. ‘Morley Hub bus stop changes’

(v)        Email and attachment 5/12/18 from C Williams, Traffic Engineering, LCC, re. ‘Morley Town Centre – Transport Improvement Scheme’.  This item of correspondence was tabled.

The above items of correspondence were noted.  The Town Clerk was asked to put information relating to 13(v) above on to the Town Council website, for information.

14. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 14/2/18 at 7pm.

 

MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON

WEDNESDAY, 19TH DECEMBER 2017

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison and S McGarroch.

W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs D Marshall and D Harrison.

2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
None were declared.

3.    To discuss proposal to purchase 1 additional Speed Indicator Device and agree associated expenditure – see information contained in attached copy of email dated 7/11/17 from B Virdi, LCC

Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to purchase one additional SID at a cost of £3,110.

4.    To discuss ‘Planned Highway Maintenance Programme 2018/19’

Following a discussion, members suggested that, following several complaints, LCC be asked to look again at the bottom section of King George Avenue when carrying out the re-surfacing work on Croft House Avenue.

5.    To discuss ‘Town and Country Planning Act 1990 – Section 247 Proposed Stopping-Up of Highway at New Village Way, Churwell, Morley, Leeds LS27 7GD’

Following a discussion, members are satisfied with the proposals, however, concerns were raised about the closure of Footpath 31, which currently appears to be permanently closed and not open at the times stated on the notice.

6.    To receive item(s) of correspondence

(i)            Email 12/12/17 from A Gilliland, Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team, LCC, regarding representation submitted by Morley Town Council re. ‘Prohibition of Smoking in Children’s Play Areas’

(ii)           Email 14/12/17 from J Levine, Legal Officer, Legal Services, LCC, regarding TRO’s (No. W30) Order 2014 Morley North and Morley South (No. W41)

The above items of correspondence were noted.

7.    Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, 10th January 2018 at 7pm.

 

 

 HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH NOVEMBER 2017 

  1. Attendance and apologies for absence
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, D Harrison, D Marshall and

S McGarroch.  K Oakley – Town Clerk and Cllr R Finnigan (late arrival) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr J Harrison.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
    None were declared
  2. To approve minutes of meeting held on 11/10/17
    Cllr McGarroch pointed out that the minutes show her late arrival, which was incorrect.

Subject to the above amendment, the minutes of the meeting held on 11/10/17 were agreed as a true and correct record. 

Cllr R Finnigan arrived at this point.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
    A verbal update was given by the Chairman regarding work being carried out.
  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
    An arrangement was made to carry out the third leg of the walk, in reverse, on Sunday, 26th
  1. To discuss proposal to purchase 2 additional Speed Indicator Devices and agree associated expenditure

An email had been received from B Virdi, LCC, containing pricing, to include conversion of lighting columns, device and fixing costs, which had been provided to members.

Discussions were held and it was agreed to purchase one device, at a total cost of £3,110, initially to be located on Westwoodside, Churwell.  Cllr Beever undertook to notify the Town Clerk of the appropriate lighting column identification number.

It was agreed that item 9 of the agenda be brought forward.

  1. To discuss feedback from completed questionnaires re. Glen Road S.I.D.

It was reported that 13 questionnaires had been completed and the Chairman read out the feedback.  The Town Clerk was asked to write to the owner of the Glen Road stores to thank him for his cooperation, and to do a ‘press release’ following the survey. 

  1. To discuss and agree arrangements for Gritting/Snow Plough provision – Winter 2017/18

Following a discussion, it was agreed that arrangements as for Winter 2016/17 be continued.  As previously, the Town Clerk will liaise with the Contractor on and ‘as and when necessary’ basis.

  1. To discuss ‘Public Consultation on changes to Dog Controls and Prohibition of Smoking in children’s play areas’

A discussion was held regarding this consultation and it was agreed that the Town Council responds stating that e-cigarettes (vaping) be included.

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure as follows:-
    (i) Invoice dated 31/08/17 from Instaplanta for £690.76 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements for 1st to 31st August 2017.

(ii)  Invoice dated 30/09/17 from Instaplanta for £690.76 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements for 1st to 30th September 2017.

(iii) Invoice dated 31/10/17 from Instaplanta for £789.44 (plus VAT) re. Environmental Improvements for 1st to 31st October 2017.

The above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence

There were not items of correspondence.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 10/1/17 at 7pm.

 

 HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 11TH OCTOBER 2017 

  1. Attendance and apologies for absence
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, L Beever, D Harrison, D Marshall and S McGarroch. K Oakley – Town Clerk and Cllr R Finnigan (late arrival) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr A Foster.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
    None were declared.
  2. To approve minutes of meeting held on 13/9/17
    The minutes of the meeting held on 13/9/17 were agreed as a true and correct record. 

Cllr R Finnigan arrived at this point.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
    A verbal update was given by the Chairman regarding work being carried out.

5. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

An arrangement was made to carry out the third leg of the walk, in reverse, towards the end of October.

  1. To receive verbal update on work to Crossing on Elland Road, Churwell

It was reported that plans have been circulated, which are being supported and LCC are to implement the works.

  1. To discuss possible future locations for Speed Indicator Devices

Proposals were put forward for future locations for SID’s at High Street and Magpie Lane, Morley and Westwood Side, Churwell.  Following a discussion, it was proposed that two further devices be purchased; the ones with smiley faces were requested.  This will have to be placed on the agenda for the next meeting to agree the appropriate expenditure.  Cllr L Beever undertook to do a site visit regarding Westwood Side, Cllr Finnigan will do Magpie Lane and Bruntcliffe Road (where it was identified that a future S.I.D. would be required), and Cllr McGarroch will do High Street.  All lighting columns to be identified by number.  The Town Clerk was requested to ask Leeds City Council if a Morley Town Councillor can carry out the necessary work to the lighting columns.

  1. To discuss issue of HGV’s using Scotchman Lane

An email had been received from a resident regarding HGV’s using Scotchman Lane.  Following a discussion, Cllr Finnigan undertook to contact LCC Highways regarding this and bring it back to a future meeting.

  1. To discuss request from Scatcherd Park Bowls Club to supply new benches around Scatcherd Park bowling green

Following a discussion, it was suggested that the Town Clerk responds to the request suggesting that the Bowling Club seeks Sec 106 funding for their new benches, as the Town Council has limited funds available.

  1. To consider Budgets information, as follows:-

(i)         Review of current financial year’s Budget – 2017/18

This information was discussed and noted.

(ii)        To discuss and agree proposed Budget submission for 2018/19

The proposed budget submission for 2018/19 was considered, discussed and agreed, as follows (no change from 2017/18):-

4372  Gritting –                                      £5,500.00

4373  Horticulture –                               £7,500.00

4374  Community Cleaning –              £18,000.00

4376  Highways & Transportation –    £12,500.00

                                                            Total                 £43,500.00

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure as follows:-
    (i) Invoice dated 30/6/17 from Instaplanta for £1,184.16 (plus VAT) re.

                   Environmental Improvements for 1st to 30th June 2017.

(ii)            Invoice dated 31/7/17 from Instaplanta for £888.12 (plus VAT) re.

Environmental Improvements for 1st to 31st July 2017.

The above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

  1. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows:-
  • Email 21/9/17 from resident of Scotchman Lane re. speed limit.
  • Response to email above dated 26/9/17 from Cllr R Finnigan.

The above items of correspondence were noted.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 15/11/17 at 7pm.

 

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 13TH SEPTEMBER 2017

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, D Harrison, D Marshall and S McGarroch (late arrival).  K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs A Foster and L Beever.

2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
None were declared.

3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 19/7/17
The minutes of the meeting held on 19/7/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

4.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
A verbal update was given by the Chairman regarding work recently carried out in Beryl Burton Gardens, Morley ‘Ole, Oddfellow Street and the area at the bottom of Bank Street.  A written report had been provided by Instaplanta.

5.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
The Chairman reported that the third-leg of the walk needs to be done again and then the route reversed.

6.    To receive verbal update following on from incident on Elland Road, Churwell

It was reported that no formal update was available, but work is awaited on the crossing.

7.    To receive verbal information on speeding issues on Glen Road
It was reported that that the S.I.D. on Glen Road has generally been well received, however, some speeding continues.  A suggestion was made to provide a questionnaire for householders on Glen Road to ask for feedback.  Following a discussion, it was agreed that Cllr Aveyard would visit the small shop to ascertain if he would hand out the questionnaires and take them in once completed.  The Town Clerk undertook to ‘draft’ a questionnaire.

8.    To receive and discuss Survey Report on use of Car Parks on Queensway (Morrisons) and High Street
A copy of this report had been distributed to members.  The Town Clerk was asked to write to the compiler of the report to thank them for the feedback, and also to ask on what days the surveys were carried out.   This item to be included on the next agenda.

9.    To discuss issues regarding Chapel Hill and re-surfacing/repairs

Cllr D Marshall had requested that this item be placed on the agenda. It was reported that the road surface condition had got much worse.  The Town Clerk undertook to ask Cllr R Finnigan if any action has been taken.

10. To approve item(s) of expenditure as follows:-
(i)      Invoice dated 24/8/17 from Glasdon UK Limited for £1,983.70 re. Purchase of two benches with plaques.

The above item of expenditure was approved for payment.

11. To receive item(s) of correspondence, as follows:-

(i)            Email dated 20/8/17 from resident of Fountain Street re. parking issues (sent to ward Councillors for action).  Cllr J Harrison requested that a copy of this correspondence be sent to her.

(ii)           Letter from Highways England re. ‘M621 Junction 1 to Junction 7 Improvements Public Consultation’.   Cllr J Aveyard requested that a copy of this correspondence be sent to him.

The above items of correspondence were noted.

12. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11/10/17 at 7pm.

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 19TH JULY 2017

In the absence of the Town Clerk, Cllr J Harrison was asked to record the minutes.

1.    Attendance and apologies for absence
Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, D Harrison, R Finnigan, J. Harrison, and S McGarroch (late arrival).

Cllr J Elliott also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllrs A Foster and D Marshall.
2.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests
None were declared
3.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 7/6/17
The minutes of the meeting held on 7/6/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.
4.    To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’
Cllr S McGarroch arrived at this point.
A verbal update was given by the Chairman regarding work recently done in Beryl Burton Gardens.  Cllr Elliott addressed the meeting to express her thanks to the committee for their help with the work in Beryl Burton Gardens.
5.    To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way
The Chairman gave a verbal update and announced the next walk covering part two of the Morley Country Way would take place on Sunday, 30th July.
6.    To discuss email from K Speakman, Transport Policy, LCC dated 4/7/17
An email had been distributed regarding the incident which took place on Elland Road, Churwell.  The Chairman gave a verbal update and it was noted that LCC would be given another couple of weeks to complete the works designs and costings and Cllr R Finnigan undertook to contact them if they had not responded.
7.    To receive verbal update on speeding issues on Glen Road
Issues were raised on the speeds that this S.I.D. could record.  Cllr D Harrison reported the S.I.D. on Scatcherd Lane had been well received by residents and traffic had been slowing down to the speed limit.
8.    To discuss use of Morley Car Parks
It had been discussed previously that car parks are being used as Park & Ride sites for commuters working in Leeds.  Cllr Finnigan would ask LCC to complete an ongoing survey.
9.    To approve item(s) of expenditure as follows:-
(i)      Invoice dated 31/5/17 from Instaplanta re Environmental Improvements 1/5/17 to 31/5/17 for £789.44 (plus VAT).
(ii)     Invoice dated 6/7/17 from Instaplanta re. supply, install & plant timber raised bed planters and design and install interpretation board in Beryl Burton Gardens for £981.98 (plus VAT).

Both items of expenditure were approved for payment.

10. Date and time of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, 13/9/17 at 7pm

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 7TH JUNE 2017

1.         Attendance and apologies for absence

Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), L Beever, J Harrison, D Harrison and S McGarroch.  Cllr R Finnigan (late arrival) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

Apologies were received from Cllr A Foster.

  1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

None were declared.

  1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 17/5//17

The minutes of the meeting held on 17/5/17 were agreed as a true and correct record.

  1. To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’

            A verbal report was given by the Chairman.

Cllr Finnigan arrived at this point.

Cllr Beever reported the Mercantile car park does require weed spraying around the perimeter.  Cllr Finnigan undertook to approach M Waring, Parks & Countryside, LCC, regarding this matter.

  1. To receive verbal update on establishing of a Morley Country Way

Cllr Aveyard provided a verbal update following another walk along the route being considered. Following a discussion, it was agreed members re-visit section 2 to reassess the route.

  1. To discuss requirement for weed spraying Town Centre

            Email from S Frosdick, Parks & Countryside, LCC, was tabled and content noted.

  1. To discuss Footpath Diversion Orders, as follows:-

(i)         Letter dated 12/5/17 from Public Rights of Way Section, LCC, – Morley Footpath No. 43 & 51 Geldard Road, Morley SE 2510 2859.

(ii)        Letter dated 12/5/17 from Public Rights of Way Section, LCC, – Morley Footpath No. 90 off Bruntcliffe Road, Grid Ref SE 2521 2690.

The information contained was noted.

  1. To discuss initial proposals regarding amendments to parking on Topcliffe Lane

            Members noted the initial plan and following a brief discussion there were no objections to the proposed amendments.

  1. To discuss information relating to 2017/18 Pothole Fund

The email from LCC was noted and members were requested to inform Cllr Finnigan of any roads that may benefit from this fund.  Following a brief discussion, members suggested Glen Road and A650 motorway bridge at Tingley (after Village Hotel from Morley).

  1. To discuss information from B Buckenham, PROW Manager, LCC, regarding 2017/18 P3 Grant for PROW Maintenance

            This information was noted.

 11.  To discuss recent incident which took place on Elland Road, Churwell, and excessive height of kerb at Pelican Crossing

Cllr J Harrison provided a verbal report on the incident that occurred.  LCC Highways had visited the site, a report has been submitted, and the curb does not meet current standards.  The timing of the pelican crossing lights require adjustment.

  1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

(i)         Invoice dated 30/4/17 from Instaplanta re. Environmental Improvements 1/4/17 to 30/4/17 for £592.08 (plus VAT).

This item of expenditure was agreed.

  1. Date and time of next meeting

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 12/7/17 at 7pm.

MORLEY TOWN COUNCIL – MISSION STATEMENT

Morley Town Council is committed to ensuring the provision of a high standard of cost-effective and best value for money community services, which will enhance the quality of life for the residents of the area.